Real Estate For Consumers

A consumer's guide to the world of real estate

Check our recent articles from leading consumer advocates in the real estate industry.  Whether you are buying, selling, or just wanting to learn mmore about real estate, these articles will help you to learn what other companies don't want you to know.    

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Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Considering selling your home by yourself (FSBO)? Here are some tips and suggestions from previous Selling Later members who sold their home on their own.

The truth about the "Best Agent" websites

The truth about the "Best Agent" websites

How do the "best agent" websites work and who really pays for them? Are they really the "best agent?" Let's find out! Read more

What you should know before signing a listing agreement

What you should know before signing a listing agreement

Seven things you should know before signing a listing agreement with an agent...and how putting potential buyers in your agreement could save you more money Read more

Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Considering selling your home by yourself (FSBO)? Here are some tips and suggestions from previous Selling Later members who sold their home on their own. Read more

Should you host an open house to sell your home?

Should you host an open house to sell your home?

If your agent wants you to host an open house, or you are a buyer attending an open house soon, you should know this one thing.. Read more

What is an Office Exclusive listing?

What is an Office Exclusive listing?

What does it mean when your real estate agent asks you to be an "Office Exclusive Listing?" Let's talk about the implications of being an exclusive listing and who really benefits when you sell your home this way. Read more

What is a buyer admin fee?

What is a buyer admin fee?

When you get your loan estimate, you might see a buyer admin fee listed. This fee should also come up when you start to interview buyer agents. Let talk about this "cash grab" and why we think you should say NO to it. Read more

400,000 home sales hidden from the public

400,000 home sales hidden from the public

As if the market wasn't challenging enough, especially for first-time homebuyers, Redfin reported earlier this year that an estimated +400,000 homes will be sold by an agent this year without the public knowing about it. Learn how this is happening and why... Read more

New community features to help you connect

New community features to help you connect

We've added a collaborative space for you to connect, learn, share, and prepare for the biggest financial decision of your life. All the perks and support of a community, without the solicitations or selling of your information! Read more

Why you should ignore buyer love letters

Why you should ignore buyer love letters

In a seller's market, some homebuyers are attempting to get a leg above the competition by including a "buyer love letter" with their offer. Here are three reasons why that letter should go straight into the trash. Read more

How to find a good home inspector

How to find a good home inspector

Learn what you should know about home inspections, what questions you should ask to them, and how to find a quality inspector! Read more